Areas of Training and Research
Areas of training and/or research include: development and evaluation of diagnostic techniques, antimicrobial sensitivity and resistance, principles and practices of vector or animal control, emerging pathogens and laboratory-epidemiology interaction.
All fellows participate in an orientation session at CDC in Atlanta to gain a general understanding of the public health laboratory system and how it relates to infectious disease surveillance, prevention, research and control. Fellows are placed in local, state or federal (CDC) public health laboratories throughout the US. Fellows are provided with a stipend, medical insurance, travel to the host laboratory and a professional development allowance. Applicants must be US citizens and must be able to start appointment at the host laboratory as well as participate in the orientation session at CDC Atlanta following the program timeline.
All applicants are required to submit an application to APHL by the application deadline. A resume or cover letter cannot take the place of an application. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all materials are received at APHL by the application deadline. Applications that are incomplete, or received after the deadline date, will not be considered.
The application deadline for the 2013 program is February 8, 2013. See the complete 2013 program timeline here.